Az Business and AZRE magazines announced the publications’ lists of the Most Influential Women in Arizona of 2021, including Yung Koprowski, owner of Y2K Engineering. In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Most Influential Women program, azbigmedia.com is profiling one of the Most Influential Women of 2021 each day leading up to the Most Influential Women of 2021 dinner and reception.
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Today’s spotlight: Yung Koprowski, PE, PTOE
Koprowski’s professional experience is focused on traffic engineering and transportation planning, specifically in safety, technology, and multimodal traffic operations. Yung owns Y2K Engineering and currently leads a team of 15 from offices in Mesa and Denver. Koprowski is also the vice mayor of the Town of Gilbert.
Lesson learned in 2020: “The pandemic reinforced the role that technology plays in the workplace, which allows work from anywhere and supports greater value in spending quality time with our families and friends. I’ve become a stronger leader by being courageous and authentic, approaching challenges head-on and making decisions with empathy.”
Source of pride: “I am most proud of launching and creating a company that I want to work for, which supports work/life blend for employees while making a difference in our communities. In addition to being an entrepreneur, I am honored to serve on Gilbert Town Council to support the success and vibrancy of the community where I live and raise my children.”
Surprising fact: “I was born in Malaysia and came to the U.S. when I was three years old. I lived as an only child with my parents in Queen Creek, Arizona before the city had its first traffic signal. I had a menagerie including horses, chickens, dogs, cats, a box turtle, and parakeets. My assigned public high school was 13 miles away.”